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by David Sedgwick
Sat Feb 27, 2021 12:09 am
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: 25th 4ncl Congress!
Replies: 5
Views: 123

Re: 25th 4ncl Congress!

Where is the like button?
by David Sedgwick
Fri Feb 26, 2021 10:55 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Levon Aronian statement
Replies: 23
Views: 661

Re: Levon Aronian statement

Peter Doggers has covered the story at https://www.chess.com/news/view/levon-a ... s-st-louis.

He describes the FIDE Transfer Regulations and hints as a decision possibly looming for Nick Faulks.
by David Sedgwick
Fri Feb 26, 2021 10:29 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Levon Aronian statement
Replies: 23
Views: 661

Re: Levon Aronian statement

Saint Louis Chess Club Press Release:

https://saintlouischessclub.org/blog/su ... resent-usa
by David Sedgwick
Wed Feb 24, 2021 4:06 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal
Replies: 1706
Views: 97497

Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

Adam Raoof wrote:
Wed Feb 24, 2021 3:39 pm
I am booking some dates in July and August for events at Golders Green, with the proviso that the government's plans need to go without a hitch to get us there safely!
Keep us posted please. I don't see any relevant dates in your calendar as yet.
by David Sedgwick
Tue Feb 23, 2021 3:40 pm
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: 4NCL On-Line Season 3
Replies: 79
Views: 5187

Re: 4NCL On-Line Season 3

There's an opportunity to do a reset on all of it, including whether travelling in the depths of winter should continue Don't forget that from now on any health crisis, for instance a flu outbreak, is likely to be met by some form of lockdown. That is a grim prediction. However, to the extent that ...
by David Sedgwick
Thu Feb 18, 2021 2:33 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Peter Markland
Replies: 25
Views: 1991

Re: Peter Markland

Paul, if you go to https://ratings.fide.com/ and look up "Markland" you will find that Peter M has a current, albeit long inactive, FIDE rating of 2390. This demonstrates that he is eligible to apply for the FM title. This title is not, and never has been, awarded automatically on reaching the 2300 ...
by David Sedgwick
Wed Feb 17, 2021 1:14 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 4212
Views: 457661

Re: Media comments on chess

From https://www.thearticle.com/how-scottish-labour-could-give-the-nationalists-a-run-for-their-money, about Scottish Labour and the SNP: "After leadership comes purpose. Opposition leaders spend most of their time being against things, but the question voters are asking is “What are you for?” In Sc...
by David Sedgwick
Wed Feb 17, 2021 1:07 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: H.E.Atkins
Replies: 100
Views: 9293

Re: H.E.Atkins

John McKenna wrote:
Tue Feb 16, 2021 11:58 pm
Thank you, David.
Thank you for the diagrams, John.
by David Sedgwick
Tue Feb 16, 2021 3:55 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Opera Euro Rapid Sat 6th Feb to Sun 14th Feb 2021
Replies: 20
Views: 1738

Re: Opera Euro Rapid Sat 6th Feb to Sun 14th Feb 2021

Please also see my post in the thread at www.ecforum.org.uk/search.php?search_id=active_topics. Eh Yes, that link doesn't quite seem to be showing what David intended? :?: Sorry, completely the wrong link. I have corrected the original post. I intended to refer to www.ecforum.org.uk/viewtopic.php?f...
by David Sedgwick
Tue Feb 16, 2021 12:42 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: The FIDE Online World Corporate Chess Championship February 19-21, 2021
Replies: 3
Views: 534

Re: The FIDE Online World Corporate Chess Championship February 19-21, 2021

Please also see FIDE's comments at https://www.fide.com/news/946.

Congratulations to Alex Holowczak on his latest appointment as Chief Arbiter of a major event. He is commended by FIDE at the link above.
by David Sedgwick
Tue Feb 16, 2021 12:31 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Opera Euro Rapid Sat 6th Feb to Sun 14th Feb 2021
Replies: 20
Views: 1738

Re: Opera Euro Rapid Sat 6th Feb to Sun 14th Feb 2021

If you mean exchanging Rooks to give a losing King and pawn ending? MVL needs to win so could accept a draw at any time. Playing on a pawn down in an ending could be argued is disrespectful to the opponent, so I think it is considered good manners to resign or lose when all vestiges of a chance are...
by David Sedgwick
Mon Feb 15, 2021 11:35 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: H.E.Atkins
Replies: 100
Views: 9293

Re: H.E.Atkins

"It is quite clear that the Karlsbad [1911] players were far more prone to severe errors than contemporary players." Compare and contrast the following two blunders: W: Kf3, Ra4; B: Kg6, Rf5, Pf6: 1. Rf4??, Kg5; 0-1 Spielmann v Duras, Karlsbad 1907 W: Kg3, Rg4: B: Kg6, Rg5, Pf6: 1.Rxg5??, Kxg5; 2. K...
by David Sedgwick
Wed Feb 10, 2021 9:37 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: London Chess Association?
Replies: 5
Views: 817

Re: London Chess Association?

For much of its existence the London Chess Association was the organising body for the Lloyds Bank Masters, which ran from 1977 to 1994. Then it sought to reinvent itself in the way that Richard describes above. This was not particularly successful, mainly because not every London chess organisation...
by David Sedgwick
Tue Feb 09, 2021 11:51 am
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: UK Citizenship Test
Replies: 39
Views: 2004

Re: UK Citizenship Test

Michael Farthing wrote:
Tue Feb 09, 2021 11:40 am
Paul McKeown wrote:
Mon Feb 08, 2021 11:34 pm
Soon it will be back to tanners and farthing.
And about time too, I say!

Be careful for what you wish (Pedants United please note).

Your namesake, former ECF Chief Executive Andrew Farthing, had the nickname "Aintwortha" bestowed upon him by a prominent critic of the ECF.